We are holding in our thoughts and prayers: Jane,

Janet, Sara, Peter, Fay, Alice, Naomi, Edna and Jackie.

If you would like to be included on the Prayer List, please let Mark, Sarah or Sue know..​

Jesus Christ came to seek lost human beings, and bring them back into a right relationship with God.

But it cost him dearly – his death on the cross. He calls his followers now to journey together with him

‘in the way of the cross’.  That means making sacrifices in the service of God and neighbour,

and finding it, in the words of today’s Collect, to be ‘the way of life and peace’.

Prayers for the People of Ukraine

As we mark the anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine, a prayer for Ukraine, written by our archbishops at the start of the war;

God of peace and justice, we pray for the people of Ukraine today.
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or peace,
for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear,
that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.
Archbishop Justin Welby
Archbishop Stephen Cottrell

The Collect
Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than

the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.     Amen

Baptism Anniversary Cards

Is anyone able to take on the role of writing and sending baptism anniversary cards?

This hasn’t been done for a while now and we would love to re-start it in both churches.

Please speak to Mark or one of the churchwardens
if you would like to help.


Exodus 17: 1-7

John 4: 5-42

St Peters Church is carrying out its annual revision of the Church Electoral Roll starting on Sunday 26th March.
Being on the electoral roll allows you to vote on matters at the Annual Church Meeting on Tuesday 16th of May.

A list of those currently on the Church Electoral Roll can be found with the blank application forms on the table at
the back of church if you wish to confirm you are already included.  If you are already included on the Church
Electoral Roll you do not need to do anything, if you are currently not on the Church Electoral Roll and would like
to be included then please fill in an application form which can be found on the table at the back of church and
hand to one of the churchwardens who will pass it on to the Church Electoral Roll Officer, Derek R Smith.
Thank You in anticipation. Derek        (And that reminds St Decuman’s that we need to do this too!)

CAMEO (Come and Meet Each Other)

CAMEO continues on Thursdays in St Peter’s church, 10am-12pm. Everyone welcome to drop in for coffee and chat.  Please speak to George or Sue if you have any questions.

Prayers for the Benefice

Each week we join our Baptist friends in praying for a local road or street.

Cassino Road in Watchet

Dovetons Drive in Williton

Pray for God’s blessing on those who live there.

Christians together in Watchet & Williton

Lent Lunches at the Salvation Army Hall

12.00 – 1.30pm  every Monday (in Lent)
February 27th, March 13th, 20th, & 27th

Soup, bread, cheese, grapes

In aid of Christian Aid
Everyone welcome – do come along!


Both churches will usually be open

every day during daylight hours.

Quantock Deanery Prayer Diary - Every day of the month we pray for different people in our Deanery

Quantock Towers Benefice
12th             Vacancy
13th             Bridget Capewell, John Crothers, David Gover, Gill Southwood (Readers)
14th             Stephen Morley, +Nigel Stock (Retired clergy)
15th             The staff and students of Crowcombe C of E Primary School, Stogumber C of E Primary School
Quantock Villages Benefice
16th            The people and parishes of Aisholt, Enmore, Goathurst, Nether Stowey, Over Stowey,
                     Spaxton with Charlynch; New Toddler Groups
17th             Eleanor King (Rector), Kate Sax (Associate Priest), Nicki Bradford (Curate)
18th             Jeanette Bole, Viv Chesterton, Maggie Harrison, Alison Hoare, Sarah Upfield (Readers)

The Benefice of Watchet and Williton
Sunday 12h March 2023


‘Walking in the way of the cross'

The Bible Course

Over 20 people from across the benefice were at the introductory evening for

The Bible Course on 1st  March.  It looks like it will be a really interesting course,

easy to follow and engaging.  It is not too late to join!  The next session is on Wednesday 15th March at 7pm,

in the Meeting Room, Williton and continues

each Wednesday evening in Lent.
You can get a flavour of the course by checking
out the first session, using this link:-

​​​​​​​Today’s Worship and Readings

9:15am                Parish Communion at St Peter’s
10.45am             Parish Communion at St Decuman’s

Next Sunday – 19th March – Lent 4      Mothering Sunday
9:15am                 Parish Communion at St Peter’s
10.45am               Parish Communion at St Decuman’s

Dates for the week ahead:
Monday 13th March                  9.45am                    Benefice Morning Prayer at Holy Cross
                                       10.30am – 12.00 Noon       WARM SPACE at Holy Cross – tea, coffee, biscuits, hot soup                      

                                                      12.00-1.30pm         Lent Lunch at Salvation Army Hall, Watchet

Tuesday 14th March                   9.30am                   Little Saints at the Meeting Room, Williton

Wednesday 15th March            10.00am                  Little Saints at the Salvation Army Hall, Watchet

                                                       7.00pm                   The Bible Course continues in The Meeting Room, Williton
Thursday 16th March                10.00am                  CAMEO at St Peter’s

Saturday 18th March                 10.00am                  Flutes rehearse at Holy Cross

                                                       3.00pm                   Campfire Church at St Decuman's


Please contact your churchwardens with enquiries about baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc. and any member of the Benefice team is happy to be contacted with general enquiries, requests for prayers, etc. 

Benefice Team:

Revd Mark Phillips                 Vicar                                                                Tel: 01984-639669                         email:
George Fenech                       Churchwarden St Peter’s                             Tel: 01984-633577                         email:
Sue Withycombe                    Churchwarden St Peter’s                             Tel: 01984-632596                         email:
Sarah Lander                          Churchwarden St Decuman’s                      Tel: 07765-881229                        email:
Janet Bremner                        Churchwarden St Decuman’s                      Tel: 01984-632118                        email:
Julie Pelling                             Ordinand                                                         Tel: 07973-961083                        email:
Donna Marsden                     Reader                                                             Tel: 01984-633707                        email:   

Benefice Website:       

Facebook Pages:            
Our Benefice Safeguarding Officer: Tracey Gullis  who can be contacted by telephone: 07361-811707

                                                                                          & by email: